Constantia Glen releases vibrant 2016 Sauvignon Blanc

Constantia Glen releases vibrant 2016 Sauvignon Blanc
Constantia Glen, the beautifully appointed boutique wine estate known for exceptional cool-climate Sauvignon Blanc, has released their elegant 2016 vintage, ideal for laid-back summer enjoyment.

The Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc 2016 bursts with concentrated flavours from the smaller fruit shaped by the drier and slightly warmer than usual ripening conditions. The extra sunlight hours on the upper reaches of the Constantiaberg create ideal conditions for the grapes to mature optimally and develop their intensity.

“The reason I love this vintage in particular is that the wine has immense flavour concentration and is fresh and vibrant with great acidity, but without the typical malic bite and leanness. To the contrary, the wine is actually rich and creamy on the palate and a classic example of Constantia Sauvignon Blanc,” explains winemaker Justin van Wyk.

Blended with a dash of Sémillon (5%), the wine was given some time to mature and develop on the lees, adding richness and depth to accentuate the mouthfeel.

“This wine shows more floral, citrus and ripe fruit flavours instead of the pyrazine green characteristics often associated with Sauvignon Blanc,” says van Wyk, who recommends it with crostini topped with poached figs and goat’s cheese or glazed tuna with citrus and coriander.

This well balanced Sauvignon Blanc shows a complex bouquet with aromas of passionfruit, peach and lime unfolding into delicate fragrances of fennel seed, orange blossom perfume and cardamom.

The Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc 2016 is available at fine dining restaurants and boutique wine shops. It sells at the cellar door at R150 a bottle.
Known for exceptional cool climate Bordeaux-style red and white wines, Constantia Glen is open seven days a week from 10h00 until 17h00. Look out for the Constantia Glen signs towards the top of Constantia Main Road. Call 021-7955639, e-mail, visit, or follow @ConstantiaGlen on Twitter and Instagram. The GPS co-ordinates are S 34º 0’39.6” E 18º 24’30.6”.

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